Big Day of Giving

The Sacramento region's annual 24-hour fundraising event and year-long capacity building program


Mark Your Calendars for Big Day of Giving 2017

Supporters of the nonprofit organizations that serve the capital region should mark their calendars: we are excited to announce that this year's Big Day of Giving will be from midnight to midnight on Thursday, May 4, 2017!

Learn more about this year's BIG Day of Giving

Aprogram of our initiative to grow local philanthropy, Big Day of Giving is a 24-hour online giving challenge that brings together the region's nonprofit community to help raise much needed unrestricted funds and shine a spotlight on the work nonprofits do to make the Sacramento region the place we call home.

For the past few years, the giving day has united our community, raising more than $16 million for local nonprofits from over 36,000 donors from all over the region, the state, the country, and the world.

Representatives from the Food Literacy Center at the Big Day of Giving 2016 Halftime Celebration

Want to learn more about Big Day of Giving? Peek through our post-BIG Day of Giving event reports!

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Big Day of Giving is an opportunity for donors to show their community pride and support the nonprofits that make our region great, and it is also a year-long capacity building program that helps local nonprofits hone their skills in marketing, social media, and board and donor engagement. Each time a participating nonprofit puts these skills to work throughout the year, we consider Big Day of Giving a success!

The 24-hour fundraising event is organized by the Foundation with support from our community partners. Find the full list of Big Day of Giving 2017's sponsors on the Big Day of Giving website

Big Day of Giving 2016 Results

Last year's Big Day of Giving—the Sacramento region's annual 24-hour giving event that was extended due to a technical interruption that impacted similar events across the country—generated a record $7.1 million in contributions to local nonprofits, exceeding its $6 million goal and surpassing the $5.6 million raised during the giving event last year.

Learn more about LAST year's BIG Day of Giving

Sacramento Children's Museum supporters join the fun during the Big Day of Giving Halftime Celebration

Are you affiliated with a local nonprofit that is interested in participating in the next Big Day of Giving?

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For Nonprofits: 

Since our first giving day in 2013, more than 600 local nonprofits have advanced their marketing, board engagement, and donor development capacities through their participation in this collaborative and dynamic project. 

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